Step into a world where history and culture collide, creating a backdrop so unique it can only be the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT in Berlin-Lichtenberg. This venue, steeped in the original atmosphere of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), offers a rare glimpse into the past, coupled with the versatility needed for contemporary creative endeavors. Whether you're planning an event, meeting, workshop, exhibition, screening, or shooting, this location's eclectic mix of spaces is sure to inspire and impress.
Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT was the beating heart of the "Transport Department" of the Central Committee of the SED. Today, it stands as a well-preserved industrial and cultural courtyard, offering a plethora of rooms each with its own story to tell. The combination of historical architecture and vibrant culture forms an interesting mix that is rarely found elsewhere, making it an ideal setting for those seeking authenticity and character in their projects.
The venue boasts an array of distinctive spaces, each with its own charm and potential:
Immerse yourself in the retro ambiance of the GDR bar, where parquet flooring and red-topped bar stools sit against a backdrop of wood paneling and mid-century modern furniture. The vintage atmosphere is perfect for film or photo shoots seeking a classic 1960s aesthetic.
Step back in time with the vintage two-lane bowling alley. Authentic wood-panel walls, geometric patterns, and an antiquated scoring table add to the nostalgic feel of this unique recreational setting.
For those seeking a controlled, simple, and elegant environment, the minimalist event spaces with wood paneling and tasteful bench seating are a dream come true. The textured ceiling and suspended lighting fixtures add a touch of sophistication to any scene.
The large, open-plan industrial-style space is a canvas for creativity. With exposed roof trusses, concrete floors, and equipped with professional lighting and sound equipment, it's suitable for a variety of projects, especially those requiring room for elaborate setups.
For a more dramatic setting, the stairwell with its white walls, simple metal railings, and natural light offers a variety of shooting angles perfect for suspenseful or dramatic scenes.
The contemporary art gallery spaces are a testament to minimalism and modernity. With large gray floors, white walls, and a dotted ceiling pattern, these areas are well-lit and ideal for showcasing artwork or serving as an upscale backdrop.
Located in the dynamic district of Lichtenberg, the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT is nestled in an area known for its rich history and cultural diversity. The neighborhood boasts a blend of residential and industrial architecture, with local attractions that include the Stasi Museum and the Tierpark Berlin, Europe's largest adventure animal park. The area's transformation from a historical hub to a modern-day cultural hotspot makes it an exciting location for any production.
Berlin's continental climate offers distinct seasons, each bringing its own mood and opportunities for your project. The warm summers and snowy winters provide diverse backdrops, while the transitional spring and autumn seasons offer a mix of mild and crisp weather. It's advisable to book in advance for the desired season to capture the perfect atmospheric conditions.
Ready to make your creative vision a reality at this one-of-a-kind location? Book now and secure your spot at the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT. From €200 per hour, you can access a space that's not just a location, but a piece of history.
The industrial-style creative hub is equipped with professional lighting and sound equipment. Additional equipment needs can be discussed upon booking.
Yes, the open-plan spaces and event kitchen are perfect for large-scale events. Please specify your requirements when booking.
Yes, there is ample parking available for crew and talent.
The FAHRBEREITSCHAFT is open to a wide range of creative projects, from photo shoots to film productions. However, all projects must respect the historical significance of the venue.
When compared to similar options in Berlin, the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT stands out for its authentic GDR atmosphere and historical significance. The variety of spaces available, from the retro bar to the contemporary galleries, provides a versatility that is unmatched by other locations. Its industrial charm and cultural richness make it a superior choice for those seeking a location with character and narrative depth.
Don't miss the opportunity to capture the essence of an era in a space that offers so much more than just a setting. Contact us for more information and let the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT be the stage for your next creative masterpiece.